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Last Cat On Mars Presents: The Old Dilemma – Am I Robin Hood or Robbing Hood?

The thing about theft is that, as in a post-truth world, it’s all in the eye, or hand, of the beholder, or the be-stealer. One cat’s burglary is another cat’s night-time stroll around the neighborhood. I mean, just ask Cary Grant in To Catch A Thief. Was there ever a more handsome, urbane, lovely and gorgeous two-legged feline as Mr Grant? The answer is: there wasn’t, and Gracie knew it, too.

In fact, do whatever you can to obtain a copy of the film so that you, too, can share in the joy of watching two thoroughbreds going through their paces. Not to mention Alfred’s involvement in the minor role of director. And while I’m at it, gather in Sabrina (the 1954 Billy Wilder version, the best and only one to watch), too, and make a rainy Saturday afternoon of it with Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart and William Holden. Now they were real movie stars, grasshopper, and don’t even get me started on Ava Gardner, Virginia Mayo, or Greer Garson. Or Errol Flynn, or Gary Cooper, or Randolph Scott. Just don’t – well, maybe another time, then.

People stealing leftover blocks from the Arc De Triomphe


Last Cat On Mars Presents: Even Police Officers Get The Blues

Those hats, I just adore those hats. And imagine what a useful water bowl they could be in an emergency for a kitten caught out on the Syrtis Major Planum in need of just a few short gulps of kidney-disease-avoiding H2O. I’m talking to you, cats of the universe. Do you really need to be reminded to have at least one slurp of renal sustenance a day? Do you? Of course you do. And so do I. Excuse me now while I borrow a Bobbie’s helmet, and a bottle of water, and a human with an opposable thumb and forefinger who happens to be strolling nearby.

P.S. ‘Bobbies’ are named after Sir Robert Peel, who established London’s first official police force in the 1830s. They were also called Peelers, but I think Bobbie sounds far more cuddly, don’t you?

Police bobbies at a team building exercise, except that one is working with a blockhead